You are here
Home > HEADLINES > IDP loses pregnancy, gets N100,000 hospital bill

IDP loses pregnancy, gets N100,000 hospital bill

IDP loses pregnancy, gets N100,000 hospital bill

Please follow and like us:

  • 0
  • Share

Umar Muhammed, Lafia

A 35-year-old woman, Mrs. Agnes Julius, has lost her 12-month-old pregnancy at the Internally Displaced Persons camp in the Agyaragu area of Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

READ ALSO: Sergeant kills motorcycle rider over N50 bribe

Northern City News learnt on Thursday that the Tiv woman lost the pregnancy due to excessive bleeding.

She was reportedly rushed to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia, where the stillborn baby was removed through surgery.

In spite of the loss of her baby, Julius was slammed a N100,000 bill by the hospital.

Narrating her ordeal to our correspondent at the IDPs camp, Julius attributed her loss to hardship and trauma resulting from the killings by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

“I am living together with my husband here, I was pregnant and it was time for me to give birth but I couldn’t and I didn’t know what the problem was. But when it was exactly 12 months, I began to bleed regularly.

“Then I told him to take me to the hospital but the doctor said the child had died. I didn’t know what happened afterwards because I was unconscious when they took me to the hospital; I heard the story after I was revived.

“Now, they said I should pay and I don’t have money. All the money we came with is exhausted. We paid N40, 000 and we are expected to pay N60, 000 balance because the total bill for the surgery is N100, 000. Now we don’t have, but we pleaded with the management to allow us pay in installments,” she told our correspondent.

Copyright PUNCH.
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.

Contact: [email protected]

(Visited 80 times, 25 visits today)
Facebook Comments

Please follow and like us:

  • 0
  • Share

Leave a Reply